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Next Scheduled Meeting:
Friday, June 8, 6:30 - 7:45 P.M.
The room will be available at 5:30 P.M.
Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave.
(See Upcoming Events for full details.)
About Our Club
The Manhattan, Kansas Amateur Radio Society (MAARS) was formed on July 7, 1976. The purpose of the club is to advance amateur radio in the Manhattan area. Since the beginning, the club has been active in different aspects of amateur radio, packet radio, satellites, community activities, ARRL Field Day, and amateur radio classes. Also, many club members have been very involved through the years with emergency communications and storm spotting. The club operates under the authority and guidelines of our Constitution.
To learn more about a committee or to volunteer, please contact the president.
MAARS Facebook Page
MAARS Google Group
PO BOX 613 Manhattan, KS 66505-0613
Meetings are now in the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave., on the usual schedule of second Fridays. Check Upcoming Events below to confirm details for the next meeting.
Manhattan Weekly Net
Tuesdays at 8 P.M.
KSØMAN repeater, 147.255+ MHz
All amateurs (technician and above) are welcome to check in.
Following the net, we have the swap net. You can buy or sell any items found in the shack.
On-air negotiating is not permitted during the swap net.
Tuesday Net Control Calendar
|1st Week||Dave Mills, KDØAZG|
|2nd Week ||Jim Foster, KSØVO|
|3rd Week||Ryan Benteman, ADØTZ|
|4th Week||Jon Klimek, KEØLHK|
|5th Week||Ashley Benteman, KEØIQV|
Members who would like to try being net control can e-mail Ryan Benteman firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jim Foster email@example.com.
Officers for 2017
Located 1.5 miles south of Manhattan, Kansas, the MAARS repeater is at the KSDB site near K-177. The controller is an S-Com 7K. The repeater runs 10 watts output to a commercial antenna at 110 feet. Coverage as far east as Topeka and as far west as Abilene is common. The input frequency is 147.855 MHz, and the output frequency is 147.255 MHz. The repeater callsign is KSØMAN. The repeater is an open repeater, and may be accessed by any properly-licensed amateur.
Users of the KSØMAN repeater should be familiar with the autopatch procedures and other guidelines.
Visit the Kansas Amateur Repeater Council page for a comprehensive list of Kansas repeaters. (Click on RPT Directory.)
|Manhattan Area Repeaters|
|KS1EMS||147.315 +||open||162.2||Ft. Riley / J.C.|
|WØKHP||444.525 +||open||162.2||Alma to Clay Center & Lawrence (map)|
|KSØMAN||147.255 +||open||88.5||autopatch, wx net|
Upcoming Events 2018
- Saturday, June 2, 10:00 A
- There will be two foxes. The first will be on 146.565, and should be able to be heard across Manhattan. The second will be on a frequency determined when you find the first fox. Ryan Benteman will de-link our repeater in the morning, so we can use it for a talk-in channel, or any issues that arise during the hunt.
- This will be a multi-transmitter fox hunt. Find the first one to get the next one's frequency. They will all be in the 2-meter band.
FCC LICENSE TESTING
- Saturdays, June 9 + 16
- Natasha Hunter, KDØZKL, Pott. Co. Emerg. Mgmt. Coord., 457-3358, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laurie Henderson, Riley Co. Emerg. Mgmt. Coord., 537-6333, email@example.com
- Free to all citizens
- Must attend all sessions to receive certification.
- Class is limited to 30 students. Contact one of the Emergency Management Offices to reserve a seat.
- Class will be held in Wamego. The address for the classes will be sent to registered students.
- Upon completion of the initial course, individuals 18 years of age and older can put in an application to join the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) as a volunteer and serve in the community.
Saturday, June 9
8:00 - 9:30 Disaster Preparedness
9:30 - 12:00 Light Fire and Search & Rescue
1:00 - 5:00 Medical Part I & II
Saturday, June 16
8:00 - 12:00 CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology
1:00 - 2:30 Terrorism
2:30 - 4:00 Final and Exercise
- Saturday, September 15, 9:00 A - noon
- Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave.
- Auditorium on 2nd floor.
- Info (Facebook)
- conducted by the Manhattan Area Amateur Radio Society
- $15 covers all tests taken and passed on the first try.
- Bring photo identification, and if any, your current license or Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination